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3 takeaways from the Utah Jazz’s 124-107 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, hits a shot over Utah Jazz guard Joe Ingles during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020.
Steve Dykes, Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz lost their fourth straight game, falling to Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers 124-107 on Saturday night at the Moda Center. Here are three takeaways from the game.

  • The Jazz let up multiple big runs throughout the night. At the end of the first quarter, Portland closed on a 12-0 run. The Trail Blazers went on another big run to end the second quarter, closing on a 15-0 run. Utah let up another 13-0 run in the third quarter.
  • Weber State product Damian Lillard was absolutely on fire. Lillard scored 51 points against the Jazz after scoring 48 the night before against the Los Angeles Lakers. Lillard has scored at least 34 points in each of Portland’s last eight contests. Lillard had 12 assists, two rebounds and a steal to go along with his 51-point night. He checked out to a standing ovation from the home crowd.
  • Mike Conley, who was back in the starting lineup, started off the game strong as he scored 19 points in the first half on 8-of-11 shooting and 3-of-3 from beyond the 3-point arc. Conley cooled down in the second half, scoring just three points on 1-of-9 shooting in the final two quarters of play.

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